palindromical

palindrome

[pal-in-drohm]
noun
1.
a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as Madam, I'm Adam or Poor Dan is in a droop.
2.
Biochemistry. a region of DNA in which the sequence of nucleotides is identical with an inverted sequence in the complementary strand: GAATTC is a palindrome of CTTAAG.

Origin:
1620–30; < Greek palíndromos recurring, equivalent to pálin again, back + -dromos running (see -drome)

palindromist [puh-lin-droh-mist] , noun
palindromic [pal-in-drom-ik, -droh-mik] , palindromical, adjective
palindromically, adverb
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palindrome (ˈpælɪnˌdrəʊm)
 
n
a word or phrase the letters of which, when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase, such as able was I ere I saw Elba
 
[C17: from Greek palindromos running back again, from palin again + -drome]
 
palindromic
 
adj

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palindrome
"a line that reads the same backward and forward," c.1629, from Gk. palindromos "a recurrence," lit. "a running back," from palin "again, back" (from PIE base *kwel- "move round," with notion of "revolving; see cycle) + dromos "a running."
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palindrome pal·in·drome (pāl'ĭn-drōm')
n.
A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.


pal'in·dro'mic (-drō'mĭk, -drŏm'ĭk) adj.
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